Wounds & Cuts – Tibb-e-Nabawi

Wounds & Cuts

رَبِّ لَا تَذَرْنِي فَرْدًا وَأَنتَ خَيْرُ الْوَارِثِينَ

Prophet’s guidance on treating wounds and cuts

فى “الصحيحين” عن أبى حازم، أنه سمع سَهْلَ بن سعدٍ يسألُ عما دُووىَ به جُرْحُ رسولِ الله صلى الله عليه وسلم يوم أُحُدٍ. فقال: “جُرِحَ وجهُه، وكُسِرَت رَبَاعيتهُ، وهُشِمَت البَيْضةُ على رأسه، وكانت فاطمةُ بنتُ رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم تغسِلُ الدمَ، وكان علىُّ بن أبى طالب يسكُب عليها بالْمِجَنِّ، فلما رأت فاطمة الدمَ لا يزيد إلا كَثرةً، أخذت قطعةَ حصيرٍ، فأحرقتْها حتى إذا صارت رَماداً ألصقتهُ بالجُرحِ فاستمسك الدمُ

In the Sahihain, it is narrated that Sahl bin Sad Radi Allaho Anh was asked about how Allah’s Messenger injuries in the battle of Uhud were treated. Sahl said, Prophet’s face was injured, his tooth was broken and the helmet he was wearing was smashed on his head. Fatimah Radi Allaho Anha, the daughter of the Messenger of Allah (Salallaho Alaihe Wasallam), was washing the blood off while Ali Radi Allaho Anh was pouring water on her hands with his shield. When Fatimah realized that the bleeding could not stop, she took a burned mat (of palm leaves) and inserted the ash in the wound of Allah’s Messenger and the bleeding stopped”.

 The ashes of burnt palm leaves are very effective in stopping bleeding, because it is a strong drying agent and because it has the least burning effect (on the exposed skin). Other strong drying remedies have a burning effect on the skin and cause the blood to be irritated and the bleeding to intensify. Further, when the ashes of palm leaves are applied alone or mixed with vinegar in a bleeding nose, it will stop the bleeding.